Monday, October 15, 2007

Home again - GO ROCKIES!

I am back from my visit to Tucson. I must say that Tucson was nice to visit but it's always good to be home. It's a wonderful 50 degrees with the sun shining and warming things up nicely. The Rocky Mountains have a beautiful dusting of snow on the peaks and I am in Heaven!

I want to thank everyone who made time for me while I was there. My daughter, who had no choice...I love you my daughter. I know I must have stressed you out and I guess that's just part of growing up. (Mom's have a way of doing that, we can't help it). You have done such a great job in tending to your house, work and relationships. Your little dog Spartacus is so funny and loving.

My BFF Donna and her family, thanks for not letting me go Sunday and having me over for dinner. We did a great deal of laughing about current events and past experiences. I had a great visit. I am so glad I have had you in my life for the last couple decades. Yes, I said decades, it sounds so much better than saying 30 years. Your daughter is such a sweet young lady and is a joy to be around.

My life coach, Michelle. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your contribution to my life. My life is so much better with you in it and I am right on track with my new life goals. Thank you for having me at your home and introducing me to you pets, yes....even the slimy, slinky, green snake. And yes, if I were to live in Tucson, we would work on that too!

Cece, Sande and Pam! Oh my gosh, it was so nice to see you girls! I definately want you gals to come up and visit! There are alot of places to ski here in Colorado, I just won't be able to join you on the slopes. But, I know when you do come up, we WILL have a blast.

Peter, you will always be a "rock" for me. It was so nice to see you and to hear how your kids are doing. I can't believe that Jackie is graduating next year! It was nice to hear about your annivesary trip to Italy. That will definately be one place I will visit. I liked you shirt you were wearing. For years when you told me where you worked, I thought you said you worked for "Mr. Beir" not Mr Beer! I thought it was a guy!!! What a dope I am! Now I know where you are! Give my love to Jane and the girls!

Sherri and Christine! My partners in higher finance! Congratulations Sherri on your promotion and move to the office closer to home. You deserve the shorter commute! And I bet you bring a little life to your new office. Christine, you are such a beautiful woman! I am happy for you and your relationship! I'll let you know when I start looking for a house here in the Denver area.

Just a few thank yous for your hospitality, Gram Scheeler, you are so cute and I love to hear your stories.

Ted, Juliet and Linnea! Thanks for a wonderful dinner and I had so much fun playing with your beautiful daughter.

Jessica and Nancy, breakfast was nice and it was fun to catch up with each other.

Nancy, Mona, Reesa, Samantha, Valerie, Darcy and all the other scrapbookers! It was so cool to see you guys for the Great Gatherings! Keep on scrapping girls, I'm still trying to find a group here in Denver. You'd think they'd be all over the place, but I can't find anyone!

Finally, Aidin and Jenny. Oh my goodness, Jenny, your little boy is such a sweetheart! You are such a good mother and have such a darling little guy. Keep up the good work and I hope to see you again soon!

Ok, take care everyone and I'll write again soon!

Kerri Lynn

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I'm loving life!

Hi everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I have updated my blog. However, life is so good in Colorado. I LOVE IT HERE! There is something about this place that has given me a new lease on life. Whether it is the family who has "adopted" me or the fact that it is somewhere new, I am not sure. I am feeling so good about the choices I have made and no doubt, it, I am very happy.

A little about my "family" in Colorado. Pat and Maggie, they have a cute little 6-year-old daughter, Kailyn. She is such a little ball of fire, and definitely a light in my life. Pat and Maggie have included me in so much of their lives, I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to them in helping my plans come to light. We all share in the daily household chores, taking care of the dogs, helping Kailyn in her schoolwork, whether it is her spelling words or taking turns reading to her at bedtime. Maggie is such a good friend, she never says anything negative about anyone, she always gives you the benefit of the doubt if you say something and mean something else. (One of my biggest problems, open mouth and insert foot). She is supportive, kind and is a delight to be around. Patrick is fun, he is all boy. Because of him, I have learned to enjoy watching NASCAR, MLB, NFL and Drag Car racing....Get well John Force!!! We have fun on the weekends watching football and have been a football pool where I work. We have not won yet, but I think this week is going better than others for us.

Work. I spent the first few weeks looking for a job and I was working at the Olive Garden. It seemed like a nice place to work, and I even enjoyed it. Things just did not work out for me, I did not like the staff coming in the back and saying F this and F that and the Managers would turn a deaf ear or blind eye to things happening around them. There was so much chaos. One time I was walking to the dish room and got caught in the middle of a water fight between the dishwashers and one of the food servers. Let me tell you, that water was HOT. And I was soaked and still had guests to take care of in the dining room. Therefore, after hurling around 40+ pound trays, listening to people complain and finding out this was normal. I decided it was not for me.

I called the temporary agency, which Maggie had worked for when she first moved to Denver and was placed in a temporary job right away. Currently I am working for a law firm in downtown Denver. I get to ride the "Light Rail" to the downtown area. This is great, I can spend a 1/2 hour reading or listening to music instead of getting stressed out driving downtown. Downtown Denver is huge. You would have to take 20 of Tucson's downtown area to make Denver's. The buildings are so tall, most of the men are in suits and ties, and I love a man in a suit! There are messengers riding their 10 speeds delivering paperwork to all sorts of offices. The hustle and bustle is great, and unbelievably, people are nice. If you are lost, people are happy to help you find your way. People say hello in the elevators, the bank tellers seem to take notice if you come back and they recognize you. I took a week off from this assignment to come to Tucson to get some of my "Winter Clothes".

Therefore, that should bring me current. I am in Tucson visiting my friends and staying with my daughter, Summer. I am enjoying my grand-dog, Spartacus. I had a wonderful dinner with Jimmy, Donna and Ashley. I hope to see more friends this week and then it's back to Denver. From what I hear, we should be getting a "light dusting" of snow while I am gone. I cannot wait to see the snow!

I will write more later! Love to all.